In its pursuit of creativity and the celebration of Filipino film artisans, Ulan, Iska and Mina Anud is now available online.
HOOQ proudly launched two original movies that won critics over at the Cinemalaya 2019 Festival. The first offering is ISKA, a co-production with Firestarters Productions under the direction of Theodore Borobol, and HOOQ’s official competition piece. Touted a masterpiece by film critics, Iskabagged awardsinBest Sound Design, Best Screenplay and Best Actress for veteran Ruby Ruiz. Next is the highly-acclaimed finale feature film – MINA ANUD– co- produced with Regal Entertainment and Epic Media, and helmedby Kerwin Go in his directorial debut. Mina Anudis a true-to-life story about drugs and how it ravages lives and corrupts the human spirit. It stars some of today’s hottesttalents like Dennis Trillo, Jerald Napoles and Mateo Gudicelli and veteran Lou Veloso in their most offbeat roles to date. Both Iskaand Mina Anud are slated to join international competitions this year before they land on the HOOQ platform.
The company has embarked on adventurous co-productions with indie and big production outfits to bring some of the most provocative and timely stories ever told in Philippine entertainment. HOOQ launched four originals in a row, starting with the smash-hit movie ULAN, a co-production with Viva Entertainment.
This month, HOOQ is all set to launch celebrity Youtube channels on a wide range of subjects. From Nadia Montenegro and Pokwang Lee vlogs about home-style cooking ideas, or Joyce Pring and Jing Monis’beauty, lifestyle and fashion inspirations to Mikhael Daez’s road trips for the adventurous at heart.
This month marks the launch of Google Play and GCash as new payment avenues for subscribers who are unbanked and prefer the flexibility of paying in cash. This gives HOOQ access to over 30 million Android users and 20 million GCash users.Also, to be announced later this year are exciting HOOQ offers for Globe At Home Prepaid Wifi subscribers.
With aregion-wide partnership with Grab, HOOQ Philippines will eventually tap into the super app’s growing subscriber base. According to Sheila Paul. HOOQ Philippines Country Manager, “This will allow HOOQ subscribers and Grab users to enjoy fully integrated and connected experiences within Grab’s platform. The ambition is to let Grab users enjoy and pay for their HOOQ content from within the app. We see this lighting up early next year.”
To further expand its footprint in the Philippines and accessibility to the budget-conscious “tingi” market, HOOQ Philippines haspartnered with marketleader 7-Eleven Philippines, Gate Distribution Enterprise, Inc., Shop4Fun and Load Central,to bring HOOQ VIPiso Deals to physical trade level, allowing Filipinos to purchase their HOOQ subscriptions in the same placeswherebuy personal products, pay for their utilities and buy pre-paid load -themalls, payment centers, internet cafes, and neighborhoodconvenience stores. Underthe HOOQ VIPiso Deals are affordable plans that start at daily, weekly, all the wayto annual subscriptions. HOOQ VIPiso Deals are now available in over 30,000 Load Central outlets across the country.
On October 23, 2019, 7-day, 30-day, 3-month and 12-month VIPiso Deals will be launched in nearly 2,800 7-Eleven stores nationwide. Exclusive to 7-Eleven is the annual subscrip